The Other Side of the Couch: A Psychiatrist Solves His Most Unusual Cases

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A spellbinding record of a doctor’s most bewildering cases—from naked headstands and hysterical blindness to fainting schoolgirls and self-amputations—The Other Side of the Couch is an illuminating journey into the mind of a renowned psychiatrist. Here is a unique behind-the-scenes look at psychiatry and a fascinating exploration into the puzzling eccentricities that make us human.

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The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases

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Overview

A spellbinding record of a doctor’s most bewildering cases—from naked headstands and hysterical blindness to fainting schoolgirls and self-amputations—The Other Side of the Couch is an illuminating journey into the mind of a renowned psychiatrist. Here is a unique behind-the-scenes look at psychiatry and a fascinating exploration into the puzzling eccentricities that make us human.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780061803840
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 984,607
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the university’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He and Gigi Vorgan are the authors of iBrain, The Memory Prescription, The Longevity Bible, and The Memory Bible.

Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the university’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He and Gigi Vorgan are the authors of iBrain, The Memory Prescription, The Longevity Bible, and The Memory Bible.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

1 Sexy Stare 1

2 The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head 21

3 Take My Hand, Please 39

4 Fainting Schoolgirls 57

5 Baby Love 73

6 Silent Treatment 87

7 The Shrinking Penis 102

8 Worried Sick 119

9 Eyes Wide Shut 138

10 Brain Fog 155

11 Dream Wedding 172

12 Gaslight 188

13 Shop Till You Drop 205

14 Mountain Heir 221

15 Sigmund Fraud 239

Afterword 259

Notes 262

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